The Memory Romaines

I can’t get enough of pineapple! I have been avoiding processed sugar as much as I can, and this juice has just the right amount of natural sugar to keep me going. We’ve all been there – it’s 4pm and all you really want is to go HAM on any sugary snacks you can get your hands on. I refuse to believe this only happens to me! I find juice with pineapple or orange is a great compromise.

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This was sweet and a little bit spicy. Pineapples are still on sale, so I think a lot of my juices this month are going to feature pineapple, and I’m okay with that!

Wash, peel, chop. This made two.

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  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 bunch of romaine
  • chunk of ginger
  • handful on cilantro

This juice is packed with potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. It packs a bit of a spicy punch that evens out the sweetness of the pineapple in just the right amount. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up that is full of all the good stuff.

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Lettuce Be Friends

It’s finally summer! And our wedding is in 45 days! Everything is coming together, and today I had my first dress fitting. I seriously love the summertime, and what a summer this will be.

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I decided to try something a little different this week. I had some plums that were about to go bad, a ridiculous amount of purple cabbage left over from this recipe, and a craving for something a little earthy. What emerged was something surprisingly good!

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This made enough for one. Peel the orange, wash everything, remove the stones from the plums.

  • 3 plums
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 beet
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 purple cabbage
  • a couple handfuls of lettuce (I used romaine and green leaf)

I didn’t expect much from this recipe, and definitely didn’t expect it to be so tasty. Last time I juiced with red cabbage I used way too much, and it ended up being extremely spicy and really just bad. I was cautious this time, and only used 1/4, which made a huge difference.

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Cabbage and plums are seriously packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them awesome ingredients to any juice, much like spinach. The are great for great for supporting immune health, digestion, lowering cholesterol, good for your heart, brain, bones, skin, and eyes. Seriously, these two ingredients are powerhouses of good stuff. The addition of the lighter ingredients simply enhance the flavour, while still adding more vitamins and minerals. Of all the juice I’ve made so far, this one might just be the best one for you.

Say It Ain’t Cilantro

Back at again after taking a break for a week – last week was hectic! When I wasn’t starting work in the morning I was busy in the evenings, from family visits to dogsitting. Needless to say, I didn’t have time to make juice!

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So for this week I decided to go all out – I think I pulled out every green ingredient I could find in our kitchen for this one. I generally don’t like juice if it isn’t sweet, but this was amazing! Really awesome flavours and so good for you, too.

This makes enough for two. Remove the seeds from your apples, wash everything, and you’re all set.

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  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 bunch of spinach
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • a chunk of ginger

This might just be my new favourite green juice. Not only is it packed full of vitamin A and potassium, but spinach adds massive amounts of other nutrients like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and folate. It’s good for you all around, supporting a healthy body in all aspects, and it tastes great, so get it in ya!

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Celery-bration Time

I’ll be honest – I totally forgot to buy ingredients for juice this week. This one is made from whatever I could find in the fridge, so while it’s not my favourite juice, I was able to use up some things that might have otherwise gone bad. That being said, Esrah seemed to love it, so… win win?

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I have never been a fan of the idea of mixing carrots and kale. They both just have such distinct flavours that I never expected to work. And yet, somehow they worked pretty well in this juice. Strong earthy flavours, yes, but balanced. Maybe I’m just not a fan of savoury juice, or maybe I’m just not used to drinking more savoury ingredients. Nevertheless, this juice is still packed with lots of good nutrients, and I could probably use a little less sugar in my life anyways!

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This made enough for two. Don’t be surprised either when it comes out a little brown! Green + orange aren’t the best combo.

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 a bunch of celery
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 small apple
  • a little knob of ginger

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Kale is full of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, making it good for your bones, teeth, energy levels, blood pressure, and overall health. Carrots are great for your eyes and skin, as they are seriously packed with vitamin A, as well as other traces of vitamins and minerals. Oranges and apples have amounts of vitamin C and potassium making them great for your immune system as well as your overall health. So, while this juice might not have been my favourite, it was certainly an extremely efficient way to get some extra vitamins and minerals in, and you can’t go wrong with that!

If Looks Could Kale

This juice was a great pick-me-up after having one of those weeks, where nothing seems to go right and the weather still can’t seem to make up it’s mind. It was super refreshing, fruity and green (the best!).

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Pineapple green juice is probably my favourite kind of green juice. So sweet. Kind of hurts your tongue sometimes but still worth it. I didn’t expect it to go well with ginger, but let’s be real, everything goes well with ginger.

This made enough for 3. If I had a better juicer it would probably make enough for 4! Wash, peel, and chop.

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  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3/4 of a pineapple
  • 1 lemon
  • ginger

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This juice is seriously packed with potassium. I should use kale and pineapple more often, because they’re both loaded with potassium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and traces of other minerals like magnesium and folate. Total super-juice. I won’t go into detail about how good ginger is for you (again) but let’s just say, definitely add it because it’s delicious and so great for your body. This juice is also good for your heart, immune system, eyesight, and bones. 10/10 would recommend!

Kale yeah!

I’m back from Smithers today, after a wonderful relaxing week with my mom and my best dog friend. You never realize how much you value spending time with people until you have to say goodbye.

I love green juice! Seriously, I go nuts with green juice. When I first started making smoothies and juices my favourite was always green juice. 

I added cilantro to this last minute, and it added a pleasant unexpected freshness. Even the fiancé, who refuses to put cilantro in anything, enjoyed this one.


This made enough for two and a little extra. Wash everything real good, remove the seeds from the apple, peel the lemon (or don’t but I’ll judge you).  

  • 2 bunches kale
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 3/4 of a cucumber
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 lemon
  • handful of cilantro


This was seriously like an earthy green lemonade. Kale is full of calcium and potassium, as is celery which also has a bunch of vitamin A. Cucumber and granny smith’s also have lots of potassium and vitamin A. The moral is drink this one for potassium and vitamin A, friends. It’s good for your body. 

 

House of Chards

dp_juices_apr_28-9.jpgEsrah wrote a pun-riddled subtitle for this one, but I’ll save you from his humour. What  I will say is this some sort of delicious green celery citrus masterpiece. Lemon tell you about it (he he).

Everyone I asked suggested I make juice with either lemons, oranges, or celery, so I figured why not juice all of the things. This recipe made about 3 servings.

  • 2 small bunches of swiss chard
  • 4 oranges
  • 5 stalks of celery
  • 1 1/2 lemons
  • thumb of ginger

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I have never juiced with chard before, but have always been curious because I love cooking with it. If you’re expecting a sweet juice you may want to add an apple or two. The celery and chard gave the juice a savoury flavour, while the lemon and orange took away from the slight bitterness of the chard stalks.

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Chard is seriously packed with nutrients, like vitamin K, A, C, magnesium, potassium, iron… the list goes on. Add in the vitamin C from the lemon and orange, vitamin K in the celery (not to mention how rehydrating it is), the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger, and, well, this juice is pretty damn good for you.

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